Friday, 1 April 2016
The Good Things in Life.
An Indian yogi once said to me, "It's time you experienced some of the good things in life."
My reaction was rather cynical.
I was young and, like everyone else, I had been abused.
I did not know what he meant.
But since I have established a relationship with God I have begun to experience some of the good things he spoke about.
God loves us.
He blesses us.
He rescues us.
He saves us.
It is not difficult to return gratitude for such blessings.
God touches our heart.
And we love Him in return.
This is where the good things begin.
Love fills our lives with joy.
Love teaches us to give.
To give up our resentment and bitterness.
Love purifies our heart.
And integrates our personality.
But above all love is its own reward.
"We love because he first loved us." 1 John 4:19 (NRSV)
[Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission. All rights reserved.]
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